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Murders and Degrees of Homicide

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Homicide Defense Attorney in Miami

First-degree murder in Florida carries the possibility of capital punishment, and prison sentences for lesser degrees of homicide are among the harshest in the nation. Even one of the lesser degrees of homicide, involuntary manslaughter, can result in a recommended sentence of 15 years in prison.

Fighting a murder charge, or an indictment on any degree of homicide, requires an in-depth understanding of local court procedures and how the district judges have interpreted case law and made decisions about relevant cases. It is critically important that your attorney understands how sentencing guidelines affect the case at every step of the process. Often a successful defense relies on fighting for the maximum procedural advantages.

At Ferrer Shane, PL, in Miami, Florida, our attorneys have experience handling cases involving murder and homicide charges. We have the experience, the attitude, and the knowledge to handle the complex details of crimes involving the death penalty and severe sentencing guidelines.

What Is the Castle Doctrine?

Under Florida law, people are permitted to use justifiable force in defense of a home or other place of domicile for themselves and their families. It is just one possible defense for murder or homicide charges. Our firm has successfully mounted effective defense cases, proving that our client’s proactive or defensive reaction was necessary to protect life and property from a recognizable or perceived threat.

Contact our offices in Miami if you or a loved one has been charged with or are under investigation for any state or federal felony offense relating to:

  • First-degree murder
  • Attempted murder, felony murder
  • Second-degree homicide
  • Third-degree homicide
  • Involuntary manslaughter
  • Vehicular manslaughter, DUI manslaughter
  • Killing an unborn child by injury to mother
  • Assisting suicide

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We work with all criminal defense clients who have been charged with all degrees of homicide. We have the professional resources and experience to help you fight for the best possible outcome. From our offices in Miami, we represent clients throughout South Florida, the Florida Keys and statewide. Contact us to arrange a free consultation with an experienced Miami murder defense lawyer at Ferrer Shane right away.

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